Dramabeans Presents Lessons From Dramaland: How To Be 15

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In celebration of Soompi’s 15th birthday, I asked some of my favorite K-Entertainment bloggers to gift us with a “15-themed” post. Dramabeans is a K-Drama blog that needs no introduction, though you may not know that it was started by a Soompier who started recapping 2007’s “Dalja’s Spring” on our very own K-Drama forum. It’s since become the authoritative voice in K-Drama recapping and analysis, and is my go-to site for drama-related news. I hope you enjoy this special series! -soomp


Dear Soompi,

You’re fifteen years old now, rejoice! You’re now eligible for your driver’s permit, maybe heading toward your first homecoming dance, and have a whole year to plan the Sweet Sixteen to end all Sweet Sixteens. You’re also now old enough to advisably watch the stuff dramaland has been marketing to you for the last five years. I know, that probably makes it automatically less cool, but wait — dramaland can be useful! Admittedly it’s not so helpful in defeating acne and hormones, but it does offer up some valuable life lessons from those who have navigated the shark-infested waters of high school  before you. Listen to your unnis and hyungs, and learn.

Lessons From Dramaland: How To Be 15

1 – Fall in love. But pick wisely, because you’re stuck with your first choice forever. Our advice: Try to avoid the assholes and psychopaths. Though it helps if they’re screaming rich, or maybe royalty.

2 – But before you fall in love, cross-reference your family trees. We wouldn’t say no to blood tests, either. You never know if Mom was a hussy.